Posted: 22 Apr 2011 09:47 PM PDT
Lately, LDP's Datuk Chin Su Phin has been making outrageous statements in the media. He seems to be hell bent to replace YAB Datuk Seri Musa Aman as a Chief Minister of Sabah.
Here's my take on the issue.
(1) Deputy President of LDP is free to raise any issue in BN supreme council meeting. This is not the first time nor last Datuk Chin Su Phin wants to bring his personal grouses to the Prime Minister's attention.
But a word of advice. Apportioning blame when you see the Prime Minister will be met with cold stares. It is just not his favourite subject.
(2) Instead of continuosly running down the popular Chief Minister for his personal gains, I advice Chin Su Phin to start preparing his party for the general elections. There is a lot to be done and time is not on our side.
Actually there is a lot to expect from a Deputy President of a component party.
First of all, he must carry that position with observation of decorum. A Deputy President must be seen as a debonair gentleman, with a degree of political sophistication and correctitude.
(3) At a working level, as a Deputy President, he must increase voters registration, increase membership drive, conduct dry-runs, do "kajian sikap" for his party. Chin must go down to the areas where his party hold incumbencies and listen and solve the rakyat's problems. Have these been done? If not, I am afraid the risk of his party being seen as an "easy meat" by the DAP in the next elections will be very real indeed.
I am sure Chin Su Phin will not want to be desribed as a trigger happy cowboy who walks into the high-noon duel and starts shooting from the hip, not knowing his bullet ricochets and hits him back in the head. That would be a political suicide.
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